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It’s ‘Free Cone Day’ At Dairy Queen

You can a free ice cream cone today (Monday). Minnesota-based Dairy Queen is kicking-off its 75th anniversary with Free Cone Day at participating restaurants.

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High Caseloads Blamed for Safety Child Care Hazards

Federal reports cite state inspectors' high caseloads for safety and health hazards found during random visits to 23 Minnesota child care facilities. The audit reports released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Services say federal inspectors accompanying their state and county counterparts on the visits last year found one provider had four workers whose background checks were incomplete and another facility that was overcapacity.

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Sunday Liquor Sales Supporters Caravan to Wisconsin

The caravan of vehicles drove from the Minnesota Capitol to a liquor store in neighboring Wisconsin to make a point. The 19-mile trek by about 30 vehicles was staged in support of legalizing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.

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New Bird Flu Strain has Poultry Farmers Scrambling

A dangerous new bird flu strain has affected turkey flocks in Minnesota, Missouri and Arkansas. That's sending experts and farmers scrambling to determine how it arrived - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild waterfowl and doesn't normally hurt them.

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(Photo: Ray Bodden, Flickr)
(Photo: Ray Bodden, Flickr)
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Report Due On Oil Pipeline Effects In Minnesota

Minnesota officials will learn more this week about the health, economic and environmental effects of pipelines carrying crude oil from North Dakota and Canada through Minnesota.

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Court Ruling Could Affect $1B In Petters Clawback Lawsuits

A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision could affect the potential recovery of more than $1 billion from lenders who profited from relationships with convicted Wayzata businessman Tom Petters.

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Trio Of Major Events Brings Sports Debate Back To Capitol

A trifecta of major sporting events are headed to Minnesota in coming years, all of them certain to shower the state with global attention and pull in tens of thousands of visitors.

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Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Outside Minneapolis Bar

Minneapolis police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man outside a neighborhood bar in northeast Minneapolis.

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Little Falls Teen Hurt in Two Vehicle Crash

A 17-year-old Little Falls girl is hospitalized after a two vehicle crash. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 6:00 p.m. last (Friday) night on Dove Road, north of Cable Road.

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Task Force Wants More Child Abuse Reports Investigated

A task force studying Minnesota's child protection system wants more reports of abuse to be automatically investigated.

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